Embedding CPD in Higher Education

07 October 2009

Location: London

In this workshop Mike Laycock and Liz Shrives will explore the issues and theories of
Continuing Professional Development, the emergence of CPD schemes and frameworks
and the reality of implementing CPD in higher education institutions. Drawing on the
contributors to their recent SEDA Paper 123 'Embedding CPD in Higher Education' they
address major challenges and questions such as: what is CPD in the context of higher
education? How can it be recorded and recognised? How can staff (not just academic staff)
be encouraged to participate and value it? How can universities and university management
work with their staff to use CPD for mutual benefit?

Aims and outcomes of the workshop
The workshop will adopt an interactive approach which will draw on the experience of the
participants together with sharing the contributions of other practitioners. This will provide
an opportunity to:

  • Examine some of the debates surrounding CPD in HE
  • Explore the principal factors involved in establishing a successful CPD framework
  • Encourage participants to identify practices which will might help embed CPD in
  • their own institutions
  • Identify and discuss ideas for practice which can enhance the CPD experience for
  • staff.

Mike Laycock
Mike is a consultant working in the field of educational development. From 1971-2007 he
was employed by the University of East London and its predecessor institutions. He has
spoken at national and international conferences, published widely, carried out much
consultancy for UK HEIs. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and
member of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) where he has been a
member of the national executive and the SEDA Advisory Group. He has been, and still is,
an external examiner for a range of universities and colleges.

Liz Shrives
As a consultant to the HE sector Liz specialises in learning and teaching development,
enhancement and educational/professional development policy. She has worked
extensively at national and international levels with her most recent work being in the
development, implementation and accreditation of professional development schemes and
embedding the UK Professional Standards for Teaching. Liz is currently Co-Chair of the Staff
and Educational Development Association, a Consultant Advisor with the UK Higher
Education Academy and a Consultant Educational Advisor for a UK NHS Deanery

The cost of the workshop is £95.00 and will include a copy of SEDA Paper 123 and lunch.
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